Robert Zubrin is President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado. He is also the founder and President of the Mars Society, an international organization dedicated to furthering the exploration and settlement of Mars by both public and private means. Formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver, he holds a Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington.
Zubrin is the inventor of several unique concepts for space propulsion and exploration and holds several pattents. He is also the author of over 200 published technical and non-technical papers in the field as wel as several books including “Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization”.